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The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
0394404289
Sept 1923
Hardcover
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Book Review
In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions. On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have. --Brian Bruya

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Just Peace: A Message of Hope
Mattie Stepanek
0740757121
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sometimes the most important messages come from the most unlikely places. Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a 13-year-old boy, made a difference before he died with his Heartsongs poetry. He continues to impact the world through Just Peace. This poet, best-selling author, peace activist, and prominent voice for the Muscular Dystrophy Association fervently believed in and promoted world peace not just as a concept, but as a reality. Mattie was working on this manuscript with Jimmy Carter when he died in June 2004. His mother, Jeni, who edited the material and wrote a preface for the book is publishing it at her son's request. Just Peace explores Mattie's concept of the world and all people as a unique mosaic of gifts. War and injustice shatter the mosaic, which can only be made whole again by planning and actively pursuing peace....


These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You
Douglas Pagels
0883965240
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door." - Emily Dickinson "And all the windows of my heart I open to the day." - John Greenleaf Whittier Filled with the most meaningful gifts that could ever be given, this book is a rare and wonderful collection. It's the perfect present for you, or for someone you care about. Spend a few quiet moments leafing through its pages. Like everyone else, you'll discover that THESE ARE THE GIFTS I'D LIKE TO GIVE TO YOU contains terrific advice, inspiring ideas, and reassuring messages from cover to cover. Beautifully complemented with full-color illustrations, this imaginative book is a celebration of all the special and deserving things in our lives. Its gentle, whimsical, and optimistic messages have been exquisitely compiled to bring more serenity to your days and...


Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593083645
September 2005
Hardcover
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The Gift of a Memory
Marianne R. Richmond
097414651X
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
A one-of-a-kind keepsake, the Gift of a Memory commemorates the loss of a special life. Through a heartfelt poem and beautiful illustrations, the book recounts the emotional journey of loss and offers the reader a wish for comfort and for hope in life again. A fill-in-the-blank format allows recipients to personalize the story. A journal in the back of the book lets family and friends preserve special memories and photos to create a truly precious memento. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
A talented author and artist, Marianne Richmond lives in St. Anthony, MN with her husband, Jim, and three children. Marianne's love for writing preceded her artistic journey. She developed her creative style independent of any...


Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593080956
September 2004
Paperback
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All the Hits So Far But Don't Expect Too Much
Bradley Hathaway
0976364239
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This book and CD capture the outrageous stories, experiences and observations of Bradley Hathaway, a fixture on the international festival and concert scene. All the Hits So Far combines his bold, honest poetry with commentary and original artwork, resulting in a rare glimpse into the mind and heart of a sensitive, hardcore "manly man" living life out loud through the microphone.

About the Author
Bradley Hathaway, 23, has been touring extensively throughout the United States and internationally as a spoken word artist since June 2004, doing more than 200 shows within the year. His home is in Alma, Ark.


Reflections of a Peacemaker: A Portrait Through Heartsongs
Mattie J. T. Stepanek
0740756257
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mattie J. T. Stepanek lived and died a child, but he had the spirit of a giant. Affected by a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease, Mattie lived almost fourteen years but in that time became a poet, best-selling author, peace activist, and a prominent voice for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Before his death in June 2004, his five volumes of Heartsongs poetry sold more than a million copies. Reflections of a Peacemaker: A Portrait Through Heartsongs is the final collection of Heartsongs that Mattie was working on when he died. It includes the last poem Mattie penned along with a special collection of unpublished poetry, photographs, and artwork spanning the decade from when he began writing Heartsongs at age three. Culled from the thousands of poems, essays, and journal entries Mattie left behind, the entries in...


The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
0679440674
Feb 1995
Hardcover
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Book Review
In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions. On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to the...


Journey through Heartsongs
Mattie J.T. Stepanek
0786869429
January 2002
Hardcover
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--Jerry Lewis
"... (his) poetry reflects a heart and mind that soar beyond his 11 years..."

-- Bernie Seigal
"...Mattie has become a teacher whose words make the wisdom and beauty of creation available to us all..."

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Celebrate Through Heartsongs
Mattie J. T. Stepanek
0786869453
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mattie J.T. Stepanek is an award-winning poet whose struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has touched the lives of people nationwide. Celebrate Through Heartsongs, his fourth inspiring collection of poetry, features works written between the ages of three and eleven, and continues to spread Mattie's message of universal hope, peace, courage, and love. Fully illustrated by the poet, the collection will appeal to people of all ages, religions, and beliefs.


The Simple Feeling of Being
Ken Wilber
159030151X
July 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Hegel of Eastern spirituality, philosopher-psychologist-spiritual practitioner Wilber is made accessible in this single-volume anthology drawn from his 19 works. The man who wrote A Brief History of Everything can be a formidable read given his strong theoretical bent, as selections illustrate ("the referents of the transcendental signifiers exist in a worldspace that is disclosed to those with the appropriate developmental signifieds"). But Wilber is essentially a mystic and interpreter of the mystic traditions of both the East and the West, as his wide-ranging references to spiritual masters make clear. He differs from many mystics, however, in ambitiously seeking the understanding as well as the experience of the non-dual consciousness of mysticism—the most suitable words as well as what the words...


The Gift: Poems by Hafiz The Great Sufi Master
Based On Work by Hafiz
0140195815
August 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Hafiz, a secret Sufi, came to prominence in his day as a writer of love poems. That love transformed into an all-consuming passion for union with the divine. In The Gift, Daniel Ladinsky bestows on us the impassioned yet whimsical strains of Hafiz's ecstasy. Never forced or awkward, Ladinsky's Hafiz whispers in your ear and pounds in your chest, naming God in a hundred metaphors. I once asked a bird,
"How is it that you fly in this gravity
Of darkness?"
She responded,
"Love lifts
Me." Like Fitzgerald's version of Khayyam's Rubaiyat, the language of The Gift strikes a contemporary chord, resonating in the reader's mind and then in the heart. Ladinsky's language is plain, fresh, playful--dancing with an expert cadence that invites and surprises. If it is true, as Hafiz says, that a poet...


Loving through Heartsongs (Heartsong Series)
Mattie J.T. Stepanek
0786869461
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
attie J.T. Stepanek has won the hearts of millions with his inspiring poems from his first two New York Times bestsellers. Now he's ready to spread a little love with Loving Through Heartsongs, a beautiful collection of poems written about innocence and trusting love from a child's perspective. Mattie's struggle with muscular dystrophy has never kept him from feeling deep love for his family, friends, country, and faith-heartfelt emotions that are reflected throughout these pages.

About the Author
Twelve-year-old Mattie J.T. Stepanek, has been writing poetry and short stories since age three. He has made several appearances on Oprah, and has also been a guest on Good Morning America, Prime Time Live, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today,...


Ten Poems to Change Your Life
Roger Housden
0609609017
June 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"In Ten Poems to Change Your Life Housden offers a unique map for the Soul's journey and encourages us to begin. Accessible, elegant, luminous, and wise, this book is Soul food."
-- Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings

Review
"In Ten Poems to Change Your Life Housden offers a unique map for the Soul's journey and encourages us to begin. Accessible, elegant, luminous, and wise, this book is Soul food."
-- Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings

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God's Promises from A to Z
Helen Steiner Rice
0800717627
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
For over half a century, Helen Steiner Rices poetry has brought comfort and encouragement to her multitude of readers. This newest collection of poems by Americas most popular inspirational poet offers an honest look at Gods provision and protection for his people. From his promises addressing faith and joy to those dealing with obedience and wisdom, Gods Promises from A to Z pairs over fifty of Mrs. Rices poems with Scripture verses relating to Gods promises. This collection makes an ideal Mothers Day gift, graduation present, wedding gift, or gentle token of comfort for a friend or loved one struggling with doubt and discouragement. Beautiful full-color watercolor borders on every page accompany Mrs. Rices poems, underscoring the feeling of peace and comfort conveyed in her poetry. Embellished lettering for each of...


Hope through Heartsongs
Mattie J.T. Stepanek
0786869445
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
The celebrated child Mattie J.T. Stepanek continues his internationally inspiring poetry with Hope Through Heartsongs. For those who haven't followed Stepanek's rise to fame, this young phenomenon writes poetry that is wise beyond his years and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live. Indeed, as Gary Zukav marvels in the book's foreword, Stepanek's wisdom seems to extend beyond what most human beings master in a lifetime. "A heartsong is something deep inside each of us," Mattie Stepanek explains in his introduction. "It's our sense of why we are here and how we can keep going. It's like a purpose. It may be to live as a mommy or a daddy, or a firefighter or a delivery person, or a child with a disability who teaches others about patience and love and acceptance."

As a child living with muscular...



Did I Ever Tell You how Lucky You Are (Dr. Seuss Book Classics Series)
Dr. Seuss
0394827198
September 1973
Hardcover
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Book Review
"When I was quite young and quite small for my size, I met an old man in the Desert of Drize." The old man looks like a cross between a cartoon granddad and a swami; he sits on top of a cactus, and tells his young listener that the best way to get over any sadness is to imagine all the ways you could be worse off. "Suppose, just suppose, you were poor Herbie Hart, who has taken his Throm-dim-bu-lator apart!" This has a more hurried, formulaic feel than the best Seuss, and it seems to showcase a less acute grasp of child psychology than usual. (Does it really make a child feel better to think of poor Harry Haddow, who, "try as he will, can't make a shadow," or Gucky Gown, "who lives by himself ninety miles out of town"?) But the illustrations alone make this morality tale a minor classic. (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr ...


Celebrations of the Heart
Helen Steiner Rice
0800717775
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
With over half a million copies sold, Celebrations of the Heart has been widely appreciated by those seeking a beautiful expression of their love or looking for inspiration. Now with a fresh new design, this book will continue to evoke feelings of joy, love, hope, peace, and praise as it appeals to an increasingly more contemporary audience. This edition features rich photography celebrating the warmth and comfort of home. From teapots to flower arrangements, watering cans to gardens, the lush photographs combine with the inspirational verse of Helen Steiner Rice to capture the essence of hearth and home. This book makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day, anniversaries, weddings, or any special occasion. The first edition of Celebrations of the Heart was published by Revell.

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